File:Thomas Anstey Guthrie by Harry Furniss.jpg|right|thumb|upright|Caricature of Thomas Anstey Guthrie by Harry Furniss
'''Thomas Anstey Guthrie''' (8 August 1856 - 10 March 1934) was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym
He was born in Kensington
, London, to Augusta Amherst Austen
, an organist and composer, and Thomas Anstey Guthrie. He was educated at King's College School
and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge
, and was called to the bar in 1880.
But the popular success of his story ''Vice Versa (book)|Vice Versa
'' (1882) with its topsy turvy substitution of a father for his schoolboy son, at once made his reputation as a humorist of an original type. In 1883, he published a serious novel, ''The Giant's Robe''; but he discovered (and again in 1889 with ''The Pariah'') that it was not as a serious novelist but as a humorist that the public insisted on regarding...